"It actually goes back to the series I worked on before, 'Rave Master,'" Hiro Mashima explains. "In one episode, there was a scene where a group of guys are hanging out at a bar. That was fun to draw. So I wanted to draw a manga with the feel of guys hanging out at a bar."
LBGTQ comics have come a long way in the past ten years according to panelists at TCAF -- but plenty of challenges remain for creators.